Age of Aces
The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe
Below the Rio Grande he had once been
known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through hell
skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared
face death from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded
with the convict’s arrow! No cowards came to the
Jailbird drome—only those dishonored war eagles who
chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind
prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war
had brought them low—but beneath it all they still were men!
A former U.S. Marine pilot, author Donald E. Keyhoe was
a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is
perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties
and Sixties. In August of 1931, Keyhoe started three
long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Captain
Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky
Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features
the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications
in 1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome of Vanishing
Men, The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s Drome,
Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback
| 318 pages|
America’s enemies have assembled squadrons
of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes
to turn the tide of the First World War. But
when things get weird, we get Strange. Captain Philip
Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called “Brain-Devil”
of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from
the back-alleys of Paris to the skies over Germany,
taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes, strafing
skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction!
This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven
thrilling tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel,
Hoodoo Drome, The Skull Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage,
Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel Invisible.
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback
| 394 pages
|AGENT X - Coming to
TNT Sunday, November 8 at 9PM!
In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law
and government aren't in a position to help, there is an unseen
hand that works to protect this country and its citizens
from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden
from the view of the public -- and even from the President
-- there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve,
deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
This is Agent X.
Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire), Sharon Stone (Casino)
and Gerald McRaney star in the new series coming this November
2 hours series premiere on Sunday, November 8 at 9PM
Legendary artist Jim Steranko
is contributing to AGENT X.
The artist Tweeted a series of design drawings he made for TNT's
upcoming spy series Agent X, starring Jeff Hephner and
It's unclear if this sequence is intended for the show's main
titles or for promotional spots. The design drawings can
be seen at the link below.
|Airship 27 Productions
STAR PULP COMICS # 3
Airship 27 Productions in conjunction with Redbud Studios
is thrilled to announce the release of ALL STAR PULP COMICS
# 3. “We’re thrilled to offer up another great collection,”
says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “comic strip adventures
of classic pulp heroes. The contents in this third volume is really
eclectic representing a wide variety of pulp genres by some of the finest
writers and artists in the graphic world.”
The eight featured stories include :
“Sinbad and the Isle of Stone” by Scott “Doc” Vaughn
The Black Bat in “Blind Justice” by Ron Fortier & Eric Johns
The Purple Scar in “Breaking Point” by Percival Constantine &
Lance Star Sky Ranger in “Gods of the Molten Sea” by Bobby Nash
& Rock Baker & Jeff Austin
Mars McCoy Space Ranger in “Crazy Horse” by Mike Baron (with Ron
Fortier) & Eric Hurley & Warren Montgomery
The Crimson Mask in “Killing Rain” by Aaron Smith & David Nehaus
The Moon Man in “Dance of the Black Flamingo” by Michael Leonard
& James Lyle & Greg Keyzer
The book has a cover by Rob Davis with colors by Warren Montgomery
and features the Moon Man battling side-by-side by Lt. Betty 12
from the Mars McCoy Space Ranger pulp series.
Available now from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.
27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!
|Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BARON'S REVENGE
DOCTOR WATSON: SEASON OF MADNESS
TWO CLASSIC MYSTERIES
BACK IN PRINT
Several years ago writer Gary Lovisi submitted his novel, “SHERLOCK
HOLMES – The Baron’s Revenge,” to us. We loved it.
We published it via Create Space and began selling it at Amazon
in hard copy. Shortly thereafter, Gary was approached by some
bully lawyer claiming he was infringing on a licensed property and
was attempting to coerce him via this blackmailing ploy. When
Gary notified us of this contact, we assured him Holmes was public domain
and he should ignore this jerk. Sadly, this was a year or so before
the U.S. Federal Court made our claim known throughout the land.
In deference to Gary’s wishes, he pulled the book from Amazon’s
public pages….but continued to sell it at the Create Space site.
Ultimately, we went and released it on Kindle. Then after
the court’s public ruling, we notified Amazon to put the book back
up publicly where everyone could find it again. It’s a great
book and deserves to be read by Holmes fans everywhere. Somehow
our request was never implanted and only recently, while preparing
to have all our Holmes titles done as audio books, we discovered Amazon
had dropped the ball and never gotten “The Baron’s Revenge” back up
on an official Amazon page.
This past week, we contacted them again, explained the situation
and they, Amazon, told us they would remedy the issue. But
for whatever reasons, Amazon has chosen NOT to comply with our
wishes and the title on the Amazon pages only appears for Kindle.
To that end we are posting its page at Create Space where you can
now buy a hard copy. If we have our way it will remain there
indefinitely. Gary Lovisi’s “SHERLOCK HOLMES – The Baron’s Revenge”
is once again available in hard copy at the link below.
At the same we posted a new Airship 27 Production edition of our
first Dr. Watson solo adventure, SEASON OF MADNESS by Aaron Smith,
which had been out of print for a while. We’re delighted
to have this new edition available once again. It too will soon be
an audio book from Radio Archives.
Available now from Create Space
– Revenge of the Baron by Gary Lovisi
Availabe from Amazon.com
SEASON OF MADNESS by Aaron Smith
27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1
by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author),
Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)
the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams.
Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine,
author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I.
story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race
Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories,
these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted,
Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race
Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask:
''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,''
''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives
By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,''
''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,''
''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The
False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and
Three additional, early, first-person
hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork
for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying
an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as
editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing
style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by
an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner
of James Madison University.
Them That Lives
By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams
Volume 1 is
the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover
Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from online retailers and Sanctum Books!
Arriving in comic shops November
SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden Grotto"
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in two early
pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, after one of his
key agents is murdered by mobsters, The Shadow journeys
to Chicago to avenge the death through "Gangdom's Doom."
Then, piracy on the high seas lures the Dark Avenger into
a deadly confrontation with the murderous mastermind of "The
Golden Grotto." This instant collector's item showcases the
classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original
interior illustrations by George Wert and Tom Lovell, with original
commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum
Books) 978-1-60877-192-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W,
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First
issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon to online retailers!
Volume 102: "King of the Black
Market" & "Crime Caravan"
The Shadow crisscrosses the country
battling thieving black marketeers in two wartime thrillers by Walter B.
Gibson. First, The enigmatic "King of the Black Market" endangers the future
of our nation at the time of its greatest peril. Then, coast-to-coast car
hijackings sabotage the war effort until The Shadow shuts down the subversive
"Crime Caravan." BONUS: an Orson Welles Shadow classic from the Golden Age
of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp
covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban,
with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum
Books) 978-1-60877-196-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages,
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First
issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
Podcasts! - Now online!
Nothing new this week.
The Superhero Universes
of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series:
Swords, Sorcery, and Space!
R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer
discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales
of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading
Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane
Beb Books - Now available!
Science Fiction existed long before John
W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"
The Radium Pool and other
stories by Ed Earl Repp
Ed Earl Repp was a prolific author of
western stories during the 1930s but he cut his teeth with science
fiction beginning with the novella-length “The Radium Pool” An old
prospector tells of finding a strange pool of liquid radium
that make the old young again, aliens stealing that radium and
the long lost love of his partner. Action and adventure abound
as the prospector, his partner try to escape from the cruel monsters
from Jupiter. Also in this volume is “The Red Dimension” where
a scientist trying to pierce the wall between worlds, “The Body Pirate”wherein
a doctor plots a whole-body transplant and finally “The Beasts
of Ban-du-lu, wherein big game hunts on Venus become the hunted.
$6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.
The Tower of Evil and other
stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and NatSchachner.
These two men each had long and successful
careers as pulp writers but they started as collaborators for a string
of short stories and one novel before going their separate
ways. This collection features their first four stories, being
with “In 20,000 A.D.,” a story of a fault in time that allows
travel into the far future. A world genetic monsters rules by
a giant malevolent brain. “Back to 20,000 A.D.,” It’s sequel sees
scientists from our age try to help take down psychically power
brain. Rounding out the collection is “The Menace from Andromeda,”
a fascinating story of a galaxy where entire planets are alive and
how one to escape death by taking over earth. “The Tower of Evil,
Zagat and Schachner’s first story, tells of an explorer who finds
a remote building in Tibet were the ancestor of the Old Man of the Mountain
intends to take over the world with a collection of scientific inventions.
$6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.
forget our other recent releases:
The Voyage of the Asteroid
First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid"
by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus,
get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters
and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their
way back home. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.
Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen
Next is "The Four-Dimensional World
of Bob Olsen," five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining
and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the
fourth dimension. Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional
Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery", "Four Dimension Transit"
and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon." $6.00 (plus postage in print,
$1.99 as an ebook.
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|Biff Straker- The Future is NOW! - Episode 4 is now online!
The long wait is over! Biff Straker Year Zero has begun!
Sit back and experience the beginning of the legend. Written and
Directed by Jack J. Ward. Produced by Josiah Ambrose. Music
by Sharon Bee. Starring Jack Ward and Eric Benson. Mark Bruzee
is your announcer. AIM FOR THE STARS!
Join the Nova Command Facebook Group and reach the future, today!
|THE BIG SHUTDOWN 2 - Now available!
By John M. Whalen
Flying W Press announces the return of a space western
classic. ‘’THE BIG SHUTDOWN.”
First published as a series in the famed Ray Gun Revival e-zine
in 2006-2007, and in 2010 as a paperback and e-book novel under
the title “Jack Brand,” this space western saga is back in a revised
edition, under a new title – “THE BIG SHUTDOWN.”
An entire planet is about to be shutdown. Once exploited by Earth’s
conglomerates for its rich oil resources, the planet Tulon has
become obsolete due to the rise of alternative fuel technologies.
The powers that be are ready to pull the plug. Chaos rules as Nomad
gangs terrorize what’s left of Tulon’s cities. Jack Brand, ex-Army
Ranger, semi-retired Tulon Security Officer, searches for his missing
sister, Terry. His journey takes him from desert wasteland, to a domed
city, through savage jungles, and down into a kingdom below the sea.
Along the way he meets the unforgettable Christy Jones, but love will
have to wait until Brand finds his sister, and soon the last ship will
leave for Earth.
The new edition includes an introduction by Ray Gun Revival Overlord,
Johne Cook, and a bonus story from Whalen’s This Ray Gun for
Don’t miss this exciting space western adventure, which some have
said combines the Space Opera thrills of Flash Gordon and the gritty
feeling of a Sam Peckinpah western.
Available now on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.
|Black Coat Press
"Now, the crumbling, cracked rampart
is collapsing. The sea is invading the volcanic caverns. The ancient
struggle between water and fire has resumed."
A flamboyant adventure featuring swords and sorcery, heroic
barbarians and evil priests avid for human sacrifices , monstrous
Guardians at the Threshold and the Fountain of Youth, The Last Days
of Atlantis (1905) is a direct ancestor of such spectacularly successful
modern fantasy works as The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.
It helps fill in a notable gap between the stylized heroic fantasies of
William Morris, James Branch Cabell, Lord Dunsany and E.R. Eddison,
and the sword and sorcery tropes of Robert E. Howard, further developed
by C. L. Moore, Fritz Leiber, Clark Ashton Smith, Jack Vance and George
After acquiring a magic sword, Argall, a brave barbarian hero, becomes
both pawn and prize in a fierce conflict between Yerra, the wicked
Sorceress-Queen of Atlantis, and Soroe, the courageous maiden
who has dared to challenge her. Their battle shall lead to the inevitable
doom of the fabled island.
Charles Lomon (1852-1923) and Pierre-Barthélemy Gheusi (1865-1943)
were both successful novelists, playwrights and operatic librettists.
Although The Last Days of Atlantis did not attract much attention
at the time of its publication, it can be seen, with the aid of hindsight,
as significant benchmark in the history of imaginative fiction as the
first great epic fantasy novel of the 20th century.
US $24.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 368
The enigmatic immortal Axel Rathenius has been commissioned
to paint a triptych illustrating the life of Orpheus. Meanwhile,
an enigmatic legacy propels him, his agent Myrica Mavor, Madame
Vashti Savage the medium,and the mournful poet Hecate Rain in the
midst of a conflict between the rival cults of Orpheus and Dionysus.
Brian Stableford's latest novel, Eurydice's Lament, returns to
the artists' colony of Mnemosyne, an island off the northern coast
of what in our world is called France, in the Everlasting Empire,
2,000 years after the birth of the Divine Caesar...
US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback,
As a child, Charles Nodier had witnessed the guillotine in bloody
action in Revolutionary France. Decades before Freud, the knowledge
that nightmares could come to life made him sensitive to the irrational
as an important part of experience. Rebelling against the devotion
to Classical Reason hailed in 18th century France as the best way
to think about any topic, Nodier championed Romanticism and Fantasy
as a way to look at experiences demanding more intuitive understanding,
such as beauty, terror, or love.
The hell-demon Smarra (1821) was only a nightmare, the menace of a
single night for the dreamer Lorenzo. But for Lucius, the ancient
Greek wanderer lost inside the dream, Smarra brought literal
death and a rebirth into terror.
Jeannie thought the brownie Trilby (1822) was a gentle trickster,
a help in the household chores. The pious monk Ronald thought a
brownie was a demon, opening the way to damnation. Love might
give Jeannie the courage to stand by her puckish admirer.
Only Michael the Carpenter was foolish enough to believe that The
Crumb Fairy (1832), the little old beggarwoman fed from the crumbs
of the children's lunches was really the beautiful Queen of Sheba.
But was his folly really madness - or wisdom?
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 296 pages
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published
in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided
the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during
the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces
to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye
was at the top of the list.
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient
death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes
New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished
by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as
his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained
by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to
thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and
world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth.
He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary.
Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,”
provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird
Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments
- Now online!
Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update
Birthday Boy: Walter B. Gibson
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Policy Change
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Is on the Way!
Bold Venture Press
November releases are now available!
Pulp Adventures continues its
quarterly journey across the landscape of pulp fiction.
This issue travels from the South Seas to London back
alleys, and stops in smoky firehouses in the Windy City!
The highlight of this issue is “The Daughter of Huang
Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu!
When Inspector Kerry investigates murder and opium smuggling,
he stumbles across a woman whose feminine charms render him powerless—but
he doesn’t seem to mind!
Also in this issue: A show business detective finds
himself working for an actor who loses track of his women in “Road
Show” by Roger Torrey; “A Pinch of Powder” by Karl Detzer chronicles
the plight of heroic firefighters who need rescuing from the new firehouse
cook!; Richard A. Lupoff continues the exploits of Splash Shanahan,
in “Tangaroa’s Eye,” as he transports a lovely passenger to a secret
paradise; In a Railroad Stories’ short by Dave Martin, “Boxcar Mary” is
a tomboy who rides the rails to trouble; And a German spy master meets
his equal in Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s “Treason For Glory.”
In the nonfiction category, Pulp Adventures #19 features
“Searching for a Hero: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson” by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson.
The pulp author turned comic book publisher, who paved the way
to success for Superman, also lived the adventures he wrote. “Liner
notes” on authors Karl Detzer (by Detzer, himself) and Sax Rohmer
(by William Patrick Maynard) accompany their stories.
This issue sports a slam-bang action cover by Norman
A. Saunders, courtesy of the illustrator’s estate, and a dramatic
“Daughter of Huang-Chow” back-cover by John A. Coughlin.
144 pages, 7" x 10", $12.95
“Friends of mine have told me that there is little of
adventure left in the great cities. Which proves that they never
rode the fire department. I have.” — Karl Detzer
Karl Detzer blows the lid off pulp fiction in a thrill-packed collection
of firefighter stories! These fearless adventurers plunge headlong
into the fury of industrial accidents, tenement fires, and arson
scams! When no one else can stand the heat, they’re on the way to
serve and protect!
Thirteen thrill-packed stories, largely centered around the Chicago
Fire Department, culled from the pages of Adventure, Complete
Stories and Short Stories magazine — three of the top pulp magazines
of all time!
300 pages, $19.95
Within the pages of Europa’s Child: The Spirit Returns,
James BraveWolf is writing at the height of his creative power.
He exposes “The Leviathan” – the corrupt, power-mad “taste-makers”
who seek to mold human beings and society into their image, to serve
them – but he also celebrates individuality and the power to resist
and ultimately defeat the evil influence. He celebrates the essence
of humanity. Read his words, then go forth, reawakened with a sense
James BraveWolf: "We were an experiment. And now our usefulness
is over. We are alone in the laboratory. But before the lights are
turned off and we fall into dust and mold, they are using the very
last energy we have to fight their wars, and guide their stealth and
drones to make all the world become like us. An Experiment.
"But I believe they will lose because they cannot build anything;
they who make such skyscrapers and Nano-technological wonders,
have missed out on the fundamental building block of all life.
There is no heart inside their creations. No Soul. No love. No Sun.
"In the nature of Germany and Austria something sacred reached out
to me. It was then that I knew that Landscape could talk. It talked
to me—Perhaps out of sorrow, perhaps out of love, it gave me a
promise that one day I would return home."
234 Pages, $14.95
|CARNACKI: THE GHOST-FINDER - Coming in February 2016!
Coming in February 2016, a brand new series of horror
readings performed by Dan Starkey...
Creeping out after our announcement of Dracula, Big Finish is pleased
to be able to confirm details of a brand new range of audiobook
readings for 2016. Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder brings to life the cases
of the supernatural detective, created by writer William Hope Hodgson
‘The Carnacki stories are fantastic,’ says producer Scott Handcock,
‘and Hodgson’s writing is so wonderfully rich and evocative, it
made sense for us to bring them to life in a series of equally fantastic
readings. The first six tales especially are incredibly atmospheric
- a cross between Conan Doyle and MR James - as Carnacki finds himself
investigating supernatural happenings in the early twentieth century.’
The classic tales will be performed by Dan Starkey (Doctor Who’s
Strax the Sontaran) as Thomas Carnacki with support from Joseph Kloska
as his associate Dodgson. The range is directed and produced by
Scott Handcock, whose previous work for Big Finish includes The Confessions
of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus.
‘Strangely, I was working with Dan in Cardiff when I happened to
mention I’d be tackling the Carnacki stories,’ continues Scott,
‘and he immediately started gushing about the character and the
stories, so it was a delight when he agreed to bring Carnacki
to life on audio. The language and writing is so rich, it’s great
to let Dan’s performance take centre-stage, coupled with a lovely
score from Ioan Morris and Rhys Downing.’
Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder collects together six of William Hope
Hodgson’s original stories:
The Gateway of the Monster
The House Among the Laurels
The Whistling Room
The Horse of the Invisible
The Searcher of the End House
The Thing Invisible
All six stories will be included as part of a single volume which
can be pre-ordered today for £18 on download ahead of its
release in February 2016.
Please note that this release is download-only.
|Clive Cussler: THE PHAROH'S SECRET
(The NUMA Files) - Coming November
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown
Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve
ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes
to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of
the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation
of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an
even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the
entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist,
discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power
to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.
With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the
verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA
team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends—but
to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend
of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.95
|CRIMSON SHORE (Agent Pendergast series)
- Arriving in book
stores November 10!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
A secret chamber.
A mysterious shipwreck.
A murder in the desolate salt marshes.
A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more
complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever
could have anticipated.
Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to
the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate
the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar,
they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche
that once held a crumbling skeleton.
Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a
very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the
first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years.
But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much
alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem,
the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep
in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their
Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is
a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear
some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be
A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside
town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may
be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who
truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents
of Exmouth must face . . .
Series: Agent Pendergast series
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $27.00
|CTHULHU GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL FIGURE
- Arriving in comic shops
Ritual incantations from the Necronomicon may summon the most
famous of H.P. Lovecraft's Elder Gods, the insanity inducing
Cthulhu! Sleeping in the lost city of R'lyeh, Cthulhu has been
sculpted in a safer form, a POP! Vinyl Figure!
Previously available exclusively from Entertainment Earth, this
3 3/4" tall figure of the mighty Cthulhu glows in the dark. Window
|Davy Crockett's Almanak of
Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild
West - Now online!
FFB: Six Books Reviewed by DASHIELL HAMMETT - New!
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 56, 67 & 58 (1928) - New!
Altus Gallery: The Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones - New!
Overlooked Films: Mickey Spilane's TOMORROW I DIE (1995)
Comic Gallery: CRIMES BY WOMEN (1950-51) - New!
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY ADVENTURE (1936) - New!
Forgotten Books: VARNEY THE VAMPIRE -or- The Feast of Blood
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES (1940)
Overlooked Films: NOSFERATU (1922) - restored version
|Doc Con 18: The Werewolf's
Brand Radio Play - Now online!
The Werewolf's Brand Orignal Radio Play was performed at
Doc Con 18 on October 10, 2015.
It is now available online for your listening pleasure at
the link below.
Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar
Campaign from now through November 15!
One week left to pledge!
Coming in December!
This Kickstarter is to raise funds for The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar. Award-winning
illustrator, Doug is noted for his dramatic use of lighting in a “Heroic-Deco”
style influenced by pulp magazine art and retro movie poster
illustration which has earned him acclaim from collectors and
clients around the world. He has always had a great passion
and respect for the American Pulp Hero, and many of the illustrations
here are depictions of classic characters. Almost all of these
original paintings have been seen in print in the past and they
are all collected together for the first time in this new Pulp Adventure
calendar for the coming year.
The 2016 Adventure Calendar will contain a selection of
his favorite covers from his 20+ year career, as well as some
private commission work.
(All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective
Zorro, the Fox / Tales of Zorro cover art
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze / Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts
of Lester Dent limited edition cover art
The Spider, Master of Men / The Spider Chronicles cover art
John Carter, Warlord of Mars / private commission
Domino Lady / Domino Lady: Money Shot cover art
Philip Marlowe / Radio Archives Audio Box art
John J. Mallory / Stalking the Zombie cover art
Frodo Baggins / Lord of the Rings
John Armstrong, An All-American Boy / Radio Archives Audio Box
Blackbeard the Pirate / editorial and Spectrum selection
Space Heroine / Imagine FX magazine
The Shadow / original to this calendar
Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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Fifteen strips currently available
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"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo
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"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring
new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas
and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer"
by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and
Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell
and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by
Tom Simmons, Erik Roman,
L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and
Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake
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Written in 1941 but not published until 1967 - and just the second
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Adaptation by Tom Simmons
Art by H.P. Lovecraft Award winner Mike Dubisch
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|ELISE AND THE ASTONISHING AQUANAUTS
- Now available!
by Steven Welch
The ocean is gone and Earth is a nightmare of sandstorms,
death, and dust. The streets of Paris are home to terrifying
creatures that hunt the few humans who survived the devastation.
Now, a twelve-year old girl and a broken hero from her father's
bedtime stories are on a desperate voyage to redeem the terrible
failure of The Astonishing Aquanauts and bring back the ocean.
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Cave Branch Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
The story is inspired in large part by the author's love of Doc
Savage, Jules Verne, Lovecraft, and the early Stan/Jack Marvel
The story reflects the pace and sense of fun that lovers of pulp
|Facebook - Now online!
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are of potential interest to pulp fans.
The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow
Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The
Jameson alias 21MM392
The Pulp Heroes
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The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive
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Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Pulp Coming Attractions
Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation
Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E. Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur
Weird Tales Magazine
New on Famous (and forgotten)
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to present
"In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic
horror story from the pages of Weird Tales. We've also discovered
some interesting connections between this story and Leahy's
other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword to the
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the Harvard work of
George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels
that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.
Another story from the Harvard years of George Allan England,
"The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared
in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and the only appearance
of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891 issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget
illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
A romantic adventure set in Morocco by A. J.
Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898
issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK).
Our presentation also includes the Warwick Goble illustrations,
an introduction by Bob Gay and, as a part of the
intro, a reprinting of an article that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman that includes
additional biographical information about Dawson not
found in the usual sources.
Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard work of George
Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act” that
originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The Harvard
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness
Orczy, this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography
of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted
the Baroness's third published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been
reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan
England, we have put together another selection
from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written
while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have
never been reprinted.
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli
story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the
June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A.
C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss
(often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing
speed in an article from the April, 1897
issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England
- Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that
originally appeared in the October, 1901 issue of
The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George
Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional
sale that is based on a Civil War incident.
We've added a new section to our Writings
section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.
Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's
works (with more to come), along with an
added tidbit or two.
But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle
"The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes,
"The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes
an introduction describing the background of the how the story
came about, and an article/interview from the
August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE,
"A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into
Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the
Continuing our look at England's life
and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay,
an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a
bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories
England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book,
Underneath the Bough.
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles
of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented
as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including
the Stanley Wood illustrations.
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation
of all foreign words and phrases are included as
an added bonus.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a
new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along
with articles, pictures and essays. In the Writings
section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first
Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson,
Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling,
including the complete Mowgli stories and
"The Man Who Would Be King." We've also
added an article about Sleeman's An Account
of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their
Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.
In Comics, there is an overview of Superman
#205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a
look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that
bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl
Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group
of collectible (and some not so) items and
is the first of 24 collections.
The site is hoping for subscribers
to keep it going and future plans call for more stories,
more articles and there are a number of
novels we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on
the last Friday of each month (which
means we'll have more new stuff at the
end of February).
In a few month s, we will also
be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and
at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.
That dreaded moment has come
and the Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping
the existing catalogue available.
However, we may begin retiring the less-active Replicas
at any time, so don't delay if there are any
you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to
All of the remaining issues shown below are available
We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the
project over the years, and we hope that
the Replicas continue to provide reading
and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp
reprint projects at this time and our Pulp
Cover Gallery project is our only active
item at present.
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and have been printed on off-white paper,
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quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the
smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.
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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE
($25 each postpaid)
BLACK MASK MAGAZINE
($35 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935
April 1920 - First
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue
WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
TURNER ($25 each postpaid)
Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective
No. 2 (April 1942)
MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
DOCTOR DEATH ($25
#1 February 1935
#2 March 1935
#3 April 1935
DR. YEN SIN ($35
TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
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#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936
#1 July 1941
GOLDEN FLEECE ($25 each postpaid)
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HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935
#5 July 1935
MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
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#2 April 1933
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#4 October 1933
#5 January 1934
THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
ADVENTURE MAGAZINE ($25 each
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#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover
THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
5 ($35 each postpaid)
#1 The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2 The Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3 The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
Melting Death (July 1934)
of the Damned (August 1934)
of Broken Men (September 1934)
of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8 The Green
Death Mists (November 1934)
#9 Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 The League of War Monsters
#12 The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13 March of the Flame Marauders
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17 Hosts of the Flaming Death (August
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death
Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December
#22 War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24 War Masters from the Orient (March
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army
#27 Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept.
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)
#29 America's Plague Battalions
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)
#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb
#38 The Seige that
Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men
#40 The Suicide Battalion
#41 The Day of the Damned
#42 The Dawn that Shook
the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to
America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)
ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
/ November 1930
December 1930 / January 1931
/ March 1931
#5 Summer 1931
#7 Winter 1932
#9 Summer 1932
PIRATE STORIES ($25
#1 November 1934
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
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1935 (#1 after a title change)
1936 (#2 after a title change)
#9 July 1936
#11 September 1936
THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
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STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
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#13 October 1935
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#16 January 1936
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#25 October 1936
#26 November 1936
#39 December 1937
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#3 January 1937
#4 February 1937
#14 December 1937
Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
Wheel of Death (November 1933)
of the Black Death (December 1933)
of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
of Doom (February 1934)
#6 Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7 Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
The Mad Horde (May 1934)
Death Blast (June
Corpse Cargo (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the
Red Looters (August
#12 Reign of the
Silver Terror (September
of the Black Empire (October 1934)
Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (January 1935)
#17 The Pain Emperor (February 1935)
Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master (April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler
#21 Hordes of the
Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld
#23 Master of the Death Madness
of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign
of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death
Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)
#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October
#38 City of Dreadful Night
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January
#41 The Mill-Town Massacres (February
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker
#45 Voyage of the Coffin Ship
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell
#47 Slaves of the Black Monarch (August
#48 Machine Guns Over the White House
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light
#53 The City of Lost Men (February
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March
#55 City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58 The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59 The Devil's Candlesticks
#60 The City That Paid to Die
#61 The Spider at Bay
#62 Scourge of the Black Legions (November
#63 The Withering Death (December
#64 Claws of the Golden Dragon
#65 The Song of Death (February
#66 The Silver Death
Rain (March 1939)
#67 Blight of the Blazing Eye (April
#68 King of the Fleshless Legion
#69 Rule of the
Monster Men (June 1939)
#70 The Spider and the
Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71 The Spider and the Fire
God (August 1939)
#72 The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73 The Spider and the
Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74 The Spider and the
Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75 Satan's Murder Machines
#76 The Spider and the Pain
Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)
#79 The Man From
Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82 Dictator's Death Merchants (July
#83 Pirates From
Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council
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#86 The Spider
and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
Spider and the Jewels of Hell
#88 Harbor of
Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider
and the Slave Doctor (February
#90 The Spider
and the Sons of Satan (March
#91 Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92 The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order
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#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider
and the Scarlet Surgeon (August
#96 The Spider
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#97 The Satan's
Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)
#100 Death and The Spider (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
Gentleman from Hell (March
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#104 The Spider and
the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)
#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)
#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)
#111 The Spider and
the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)
#113 Secret City of Crime (February
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion
#115 The Spider
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#116 The Criminal
Spider and Hell's
#118 When Satan Came to Town
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Pulp Cover Gallery Editions
has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions
which feature full sets of top quality cover scans
of various pulp titles.
These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies
each are designed to present the cover art
in all its glory.
The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout,
book in the series has a mix of full
page scans, size as to the original pulps,
as well as some 4 per page and 6
The exterior is made from bonded leather,
with a small color cover inset on the front
of an issue-of-interest from the interior.
There is a brief introduction about the cover
art and artists, as well as a title checklist
with issue number, date, and cover artist
Pulp Cover Gallery Volume
1 – WEIRD TALES -
Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE
Pulp Cover Gallery 3 – DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES /
TERROR TALES -
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Please note that the cover
inset may not be exactly as shown in the image
at the right.
Age - Now online!
Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio
Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space
#75 ~ May/1962
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947
Murphy Anderson ~ 1926-2015 ~ Thanks for everything Murphy!
Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Nightside by Frank
Belknap Long ~ Arkham House ~ 1975
MATT FOX ~ 1906-1988
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Check the website at the link below for
exact time and place information.
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place: Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd
Mark Halegua at email@example.com
Gotham Pulp Collectors
A massive fix of liquor-fueled
murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting
revenge from the author of The Screaming
Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This
archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly
rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp
artwork from such magazines as Thrilling
Detective, Masked Detective, Detective
Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book
Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
Over 100 illustrations
39 pulp magazine stories: • Detective • Mystery
• Horror • Western
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" & "William
Z. Williams" comedies
Full cloth-covered binding boards
On publication: $45
Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations
with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was
a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines
that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror,
and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with
the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched
a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird
Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.
Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct
correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor.
H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several
stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two
are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and
At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner
had cracked the science fiction market and was
steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder
Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and
made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy
In the course of writing the stories collected in
this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille
Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with
artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a
three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of
Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have
never been reprinted.
For those of
you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the
out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo
with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the
You can also pre-order THE
WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY
FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES
for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free
shipping. Take advantage of this offer
at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei
Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!
It may come as a surprise to some that
Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than
all his horror, fantasy, and science
fiction tales combined. This volume collects
all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative
detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted
by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean
Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his
own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following
the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many
of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the
logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes
with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In
2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan
and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s
adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales
was promised but never materialized.
Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed
Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the
late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing
of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.
The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst
Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray
solves the killing of a girl who knew too
much about too many men who had
too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder!
No one believed her—not even the police!
Haffner Press Status
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this
4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A
CROWD under our belt and out in the wild,
this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of
Horror & Detective titles that features
an exclusive chapbook. See the
Press homepage for details.
Hard Case Crime
Coming in January!
CUT ME IN
Cover art by Robert McGinnis
WHEN A MAN’S PARTNER IS KILLED
HE’S SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly
did business with, not the women who discovered they weren’t
his only lover, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary
agency—me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his
office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible.
And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office
safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...
From the pen of MWA Grand Master Ed McBain comes this unforgettable
story of warring agents and Hollywood dealmaking, murder and scandal—and
passions igniting in the dark of night.
- First publication in nearly 60 years!
- Features a brand new cover painting by legendary illustrator
- Also featuring Now Die In It, a bonus McBain novelette from
the pulps, starring private eye Matt Cordell from THE GUTTER AND
Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
Cover art by Michael Koelsch
THERE’S NO DRUG MORE
ADDICTIVE THAN FAME.
EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP.
Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon
the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called
PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme
fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting
herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her and Max’s
life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard to come
by, especially with both the cops and your enemies in the drug trade
coming after you...
- First publication ever!
- Tenth anniversary of Bruen and Starr’s first collaboration,
and first new book in the Max Fisher series since 2008
- Two of the hottest authors in crime fiction today, Bruen
and Starr have been nominated for or won almost every award in
the field: the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, the Anthony, the Macavity,
- BUST,SLIDE and THE MAX received rave reviews from Entertainment
Weekly and other major publications
|Howard Andrew Jones
- Now online!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Devil in Iron”
Now available for
pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!
This spectacular new book explores the life and work
of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books
published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout.
The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series
of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations
reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings
This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”,
full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only
$44.95 plus postage.
NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted
price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book
new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then
turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That
is not going to happen.
A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering,
signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed
to the front endpaper.
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
HOUSE PRESS REPLICA
The Fall 1970 issue of this magazine featuring "The Great
Circle" by Henry S. Whitehead, "The Doom That Came to Sarnath" by
H.P. Lovecraft, "Never Bet the Devil Your Head" by Edgar Allan Poe,
"A Taste of Rain and Darkness" by Eddy C. Bertin, and "The V Force"
by Fred C. Smale.
5.5 x 8.5 inch
HOUSE PRESS REPLICA
The March 1971 issue containing "The Nemesis of Fire" by
Algernon Blackwood, "My Favorite Murder" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Holiness
of Azederac" by Clark Ashton Smith, "The Ashley Premiere" by Eddy
C. Bertin, "Cacillia" by Reinsmith, and "The Woman in Gray" by Walker
5.5 x 8.5 inch
|The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
DVD - Coming November 17!
At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, CIA
agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin
(Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to
stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent on
destabilizing the fragile balance of world power. With only one
lead, the agents race to find a vanished German scientist who is
the key to infiltrating the organization in this cool, stylish action-adventure
from director Guy Ritchie.
List Price: $28.98
BLU-RAY+DVD+ULTRAVIOLET COMBO PACK
List Price: $44.95
|The New Pulp Heroes
- Now online!
Tom Johnson has started
a new Blog for authors who have created
new pulp heroes.
6x9-inch perfect bound;
264 pages, $20.00
Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler
Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the
great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction
was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on
the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution.
While the First World War raged in Europe,
he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines.
Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage
in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was
stationed in Western Europe. These places became
the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure
stories. His use of authentic detail, combined
with his superior storytelling ability, make
his stories difficult to put down. You read
one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and
your imagination is transported back to those real
places of danger and daring!
This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction
includes stories set in all four
of his real-life arenas, originally
published in top adventure pulps: Adventure,
Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for
the Major to receive his due—as one
of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps.
Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson,
the Major’s granddaughter.
“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth
of the comic book industry as the visionary
founder of what we today call DC
Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
is one of the very, very few people responsible
for giving the world Superman.”
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir,
The Boy Who Loved Batman.
“Not many adventure writers
can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits.
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of
it, his evocations of heroism and combat
have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything
else in pulp fiction.”
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the
Birth of the Comic Book.
Checkout earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
- Now online!
The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul
Carey, Meteor House 2015) - New!
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win
Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014) - New!
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar
Press 2014) -
Flight to Opar (Philip Jose Farmer, Meteor House Restored
The Quest of Frankenstein (Frank Schildiner, Black Coat
Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)
Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!
Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling
adventure on a lost planet… join
Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through
time and space to the ancient emerald world of
Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless
strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on
alien worlds – classic space opera in the
Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions,
revived for a new millennium!
The adventure begins today at the link
|Planetary Stories #34 - Now online!
Planetary Stories #34
COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arranged by Shelvy
BEHIND THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . by Gerd Maximovic
Gerd's first story written in English! An injured alien sets Hans'
ALIEN BANANA CREATURE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Senkowski
A new author takes what could be a comedy and makes it serious --
A POCKET FULL OF TRICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .by RIchard Logan
"Pocket" Jones has a very strange pocket! When he reaches into it,
there's no telling what might
TIME AFTER TIME Part Two. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelby Vick
Rick's ship is surrounded by an alien fleet. Find out how he and
Bloggo escape, and follow them as they turn Time upside down!
A DATE ON EARTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Russ Bickerstaff
"I'm trying to be a nice alien. This date with a human girl is what
I longed for."
STAR WARS RETURNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jose Sanchez
An artist's four page salute to the return.
THE DUST, LIKE STARS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martyn Osmundsen
Border patrol is inherently hazardous.
Pulp Spirit #24
COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . Thanks to Jungle Comics
THE WOMAN WHO COLLECTED FLIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . Gerd Maximovic
Sophisticated tale of evil and the magic of glamour
OLD FATHER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . .Len Dobson
Old Father hated White Woman, had hated her all his life.
MURDER ON THE OLD SANTE FE TRAIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . Mark Nassutti
Murder intefered with his search for a swindler!
PRIVATE EYEFUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . .Kevin Duncan
You can't let your eyes wander!
WONDERLUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Click for
Fall is almost upon
us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an
afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines,
vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia,
golden age comics and more! (Just like it says
in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)
You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show
-- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist
John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several
magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and
sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection
of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the
actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi,
the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank
at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications,
and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual
extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala
Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and
that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection
of photos, books, and photo postcards.
For more information, watch this page (and the other
pages), and join our mailing list by using the link
below. While you're signing up, you might even click
the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander
at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by
authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley,
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)
- Now online!
New this week
"Assignment to Hell" by Frank Gruber
from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1937
It was a clever setup - Handsome Danny Needham, gangster
supreme, using a little old tin-lizzie for his bank raids. It was
clever, too, the way that tin-lizzie could vanish into thin air. But
G-man Smith was banking on the chance that the robber-baron was so
clever he'd give himself away....
"Vengeance on Wheels" by Robert Turner from TEN DETECTIVE ACES,
Kerry Marsh braved a killer's bullets - to fulfill a promise to
"The Case of Chips Galway" by Charlie Fuller from 10-STORY DETECTIVE,
For three years Sergeant Kirker had been trying to crack the case
of the Galway rub-out. And now, he had a chance to trap the ruthless
killer. But when Kirker was ready to spring that trap, he had to
stick out his own neck for bullet bait.
- Now online!
from Hell by Robert E. Howard
of Frank Schildiner
of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman
Is He in
Hell? by Win Scott Eckert
|Pulp Den - Now online!
Europa Editions November Noir Crime - New!
Lesser Evils - New!
See You At The Fair Trading Cards - New!
Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded
Snake: Nest of Vipers
- Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors
and their stories, adventure and detective
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn
Project - Now online!
Publishing legends The Black Mask
(1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing
Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare
and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress
houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington,
D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along
with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval
and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only
three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg
Bible in existence. With its latest addition
of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920;
Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines
Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for
the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover
Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project,
new issues of the iconic “weird menace”
pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and
Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat.
Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western
Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat.
Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s
Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask
(E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily
Sisler; University of West Florida).
The Pulp Magazines
Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the
study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential
literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The
Project also provides information on the history of this important
but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists,
and their publishers.
At the heart of the Project's mission
is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with
a modest library of five representative first-generation
pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over
time, the archive will expand, new magazines will
be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually,
the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923
titles, post-1923 titles where copyright
has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles
from 1896 to 1946.
The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between
communities of collectors, fans, and academics
devoted to pulp magazines, and
will offer opportunities for research and
collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts
alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences
and conventions, and promote new working relationships between
academics and the hundreds of pulp fans
and collectors beyond the college and university.
Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015
| Pulp Newsgroups
- Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are
of potential interest to pulp fans.
Information on several of these groups and a
link to sign up is posted below.
Abraham Merritt: This
group is dedicated to all of the fiction
of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short
stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints,
and any movies based on these works
can all be discussed here. Also, any
artwork from any of the above pertaining
to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed.
If interested, questions and statements about
other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's
style can be posted.
and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not
only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/
Doc Con: The
annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for
the first time on October 24,
1998. The convention also known as Doc Con
is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together
with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers
have hosted the event each year in Arizona.
Traditionally held the second Saturday of
each November, Doc Con attracts residents from
around the country, for a weekend of planned
Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie.
Follow along with the planning each year by
participating in this group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/
Burroughs Group: This group is dedicated
to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters
of literary adventure, Burroughs (1875-1950).
Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan,
Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and
exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom,
and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of
the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic
FictionMags: The purpose of
this mailing list is to discuss the history
of fiction magazines, and to exchange information
about magazines which have carried fiction,
past or present. Particular emphases are on
the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp
magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the
"Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century,
the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and
1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing
which have been important for fiction.
Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history
of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial
policies, the authors they published, and so on.
group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc
This group is dedicated to
one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy
writers , H.R. Haggard.
This group is dedicated to the [1940's
pulp version] of Richard Benson
and his group of crime fighting adventurers ,
Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be
discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current
news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In
the roaring heart of the crucible......
Otis Adelbert Kline:
This group is devoted
to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in
the science fiction, weird and historical fiction
genre and his general biography can also be
Pulp Fiction Uncensored:
is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
PulpMags: If you're
interested in the old pulp magazines, this
forum is the place to be. We deal with
OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something
dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd
be bored here.This moderated list is setup along
the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press
Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome.
Pulp Swap Group:
Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus
wants, in the file section or individual messages.
REH Comics Group:
This group is dedicated to the characters
created by Robert E Howard that have appeared
in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse
Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite
Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/
A forum for readers and collectors of classic
paperback books, primarily from the "vintage
era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking).
Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold
Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many
more - we cover them all. Discussion of all
genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear
about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories
*about* paperbacks that you might be able to share.
We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the
publishers, and anyone and everyone connected
with the great world of vintage paperback
books. Read a great old book lately? Come
on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/
This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western
pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the
stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else
connected with Western pulps. Though the primary
emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp
Western novels, movies, comics, etc.
Secret Agent "X" #7 Audiobook
Octopus of Crime
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
His true face unknown, his identity
forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent “X” came back
from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists
who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries
a non-lethal gas gun, “X” the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy
citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington.
Tentacles of terror reached over the country, spreading like a hideous
blight through the cities of America. The Underworld, welded
together under the secret symbol of a monster of crime, was organized
as never before. And Secret Agent “X,” master man-hunter, went up
against a genius of crime who stooped even to the ghastly horrors
of medieval torture.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a
high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical
enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the
nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these
threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
Writer Paul Chadwick communicated the essence of the series with
the horrific titles of his novels. Chadwick specialized in telling
melodramatic mystery yarns saturated in an atmosphere of impending
doom. The pulp editors called these menace stories. Eventually,
these thrillers evolved into sub-genre known as weird menace. In Secret
Agent “X”, a cloud of diabolical danger hangs over the heads of every
innocent character until “X”, using his fists, his gas gun, or his loyal
operatives, shatters the threat for all time.
No one knew who Secret Agent “X” really was. Not his readers. Not
his editors. Not even his writer, conceivably. To this day in the
21st Century, his true identity is still a deep mystery. That’s
keeping a secret!
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Octopus
of Crime, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine,
September 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
|THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST: The
Complete Season 2 - Arriving in retail stores November
The second season of Team Quest's Nineties incarnation
sees them spending less time with the sinister cyber environs of
Questworld and jumping headlong back to their Sixties Spy-Fi
action-adventure roots. This fresh take also carried with it a
new voice cast (including genre favorites John de Lancie and Robert
Foxworth) and some old faces like Pasha the peddler, Race's inamorata
fatale Jade and the deadly Dr.Zin while keeping the action and
As Jonny, Hadji and Jesse continue to aid Dr. Quest and Race in
their globe-trotting investigations across this 3-Disc, 26-Episode
Complete Second Season Collection, Team Quest must contend with
marauding mummies, galloping golems, Bigfoot burglars, and deadly
Zinjas dispatched by the vengeful daughter of Dr. Zin. Meanwhile,
Jeremiah Surd is still lurking in the shadows, waiting for the
team to let their guard down. Good thing Bandit is on guard!
"Season 1, Volume 1" came to stores in 2009 with the first
13 adventures, and "Season 1, Volume 2" became available as an
MOD title in 2012 with the next 13 adventures.
Now the Warner Archive is finally following up with another manufacture
on demand DVD set, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest - The Complete
Season 2," with all remaining episodes in the show's 52-episode run.
These 26 tales on 3 discs will be available for $29.99 SRP, on
|RED SONJA / CONAN #4 (of 4)
in comic shops November 11!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Cover: Ed Benes
Red Sonja and Conan have stormed a fortress intent on finding
and stopping the wizard Kal'Ang. They are startled
to discover an even greater foe from their past.
Can their willpower match the mind of a sorcerer?
It will take more than speed and strength to save them this
time, but the Cimmerian and the fire haired warrior women
will never give up ... even if asked to face down a god.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!
Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull
- 15 Chapters (Complete)
One of the major original pulp heroes
comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film
ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith.
Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger
serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential.
Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete,
with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture
element with stabilization, exposure correction, and
noise reduced audio.
complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.
The Serial Squadron
been reduced to $9.95-19.95 on nearly all Squadron DVD titles.
Check them out at the link below.
|The Serial Squadron
THE MASKED RIDER
Now available for pre-order
- Coming in November!
THE MASKED RIDER Collector's Edition
90 years after its original release, the original masked avenger
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William Steiner --
Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer, Edna M. Holland,
Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero
There is nothing like this amazing and influential serial,
which introduced the “masked rider” character to the screen
and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and the Lone Ranger
and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic than either one.
It commands your complete attention and never lets go. No stunt
men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting, cliff-climbing
and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock Photoplay
Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river in Texas,
and in Sabinas, Mexico.
Film and Transfer Quality: The original nitrate image is
absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment available
was used to create a digital version of this film.
This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters with the crucial
action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter 2 and a scene
from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see below) and
most of the original cliffhanger division points retained, and mastered
on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.
DVDs are available in two editions:
THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including a PDF version
of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link below to order
the complete serial on 2 disks.
ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class Mail to USA with
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List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes per volume,
with individual color covers which include episode notes.
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on 1 DVD - $19.95
- Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD - $19.95
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THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD - $19.95
- Shipping in November
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Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]
|THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #4
- Arriving in comic shops November 11!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni
(Cover) Butch Guice
The secrets of the Last Illusion become intertwined
with the work of writer H.P. Lovecraft. What warning
did Lovecraft try to pass on to Houdini before his death? Will
the shocking revelation of these secrets help the Shadow... or
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
|The Shadow - Under the
Blue Light - Now
The Money Master - New!
The Condor -
The Time Master
The Isle of Doubt
The League of Death
|Star Wars: The Force
Awakens - New international trailer features
A new international Star Wars trailer has exploded onto
the web featuring a ton of amazing new footage to tide you over till
If you've reached the point where you don't want to see any more
before you watch the film then look away now.
Otherwise, checkout the links below.
|Tellers of Weird Tales
- Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which
he researches and writes about the contributors
to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental
Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.
Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)
Lovecraft and the Mass Rock
Notes on "The Colour Out of Space"